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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Omnidirectional: verticals, mobile, etc | Jetstream JTB3 Help


Reviews Summary for Jetstream JTB3
Jetstream JTB3 Reviews: 12 Average rating: 4.7/5 MSRP: $44.95
Description: 144-148Mhz 440-450Mhz
4.5 db gain on 144-148 Mhz
7.2 db gain on 440-450 Mhz
Connector: SO239
Impedance: 50 ohms
Length 71.5"
Mast size: 1.5-2 inch
Max power: 200 watts, sum of both bands
Max wind rating: 90 MPH
Construction: Fiberglass
One piece contruction
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.jetstream-usa.com/jtb3.shtml
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KI4ZCU Rating: 5/5 Jul 2, 2009 21:21 Send this review to a friend
Get its done well  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Would recommend this antenna. Fair
price, good build quality, everything
snugs up nicely. Would be ideal for
attic. Small enough for portable
ops, no hassle setup.

Performance is great. Can hit repeaters
125 miles away. Definitely saw gain
over previous antenna being used.
Cant comment on 440 use as I dont use
440.

Total delivered from J and L was $61.
No two meter op should be without one.

Buy again - you bet......

Impressed with Jetstream antennas...
 
RFSOAKED Rating: 5/5 Oct 29, 2008 13:10 Send this review to a friend
Great Value, Affordable Choice!  Time owned: more than 12 months
Works just as good as the Diamond X50 which costs twice as much!! Side by side there is very little difference between them. The Jetstream actually has a thicker aluminum mounting tube and the radials have a threaded ferrule on them instead of being threaded with a nut to lock it in place like my Diamond X50 i compared it to.

There also seems to be a better fit from the base of the antenna to the inside of the mounting tube then the Diamond, there isn't any slop and the single bolt holds it nice and tight. Had to slot the top of the tube and put a hose clamp around it on the Diamond to make a nice tight wobble free fit.

Overall performance seems to be about the same on both bands between the two. I have been running mine on APRS on the VHF side, digipeater, and a local low power repeater on the UHF side. Doesn't suffer from any noise in duplex use and overall just works great!

Another note on the construction, the fiberglass seems to be a smidge thicker on the Jetstream then the Diamond is. Time will tell if that helps durability, its been through some winter ice loading without worries already.

Save your money, buy the Jetstream for half the price of the competition!!
 
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